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  Donald Trump Holds News Conference on Donations to Veterans Groups  CSPAN  May 31, 2016 8:01pm-8:47pm EDT

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we have gone the nomination. we are going to have an incredible apd in cleveland. we started working already on the convention. and lebron, good luck in the series because we will have the series, which of course, the longer it goes, the less time we have, but that's ok. it will be very interesting to see what happens. are playing they the basketball championships partially in that arena. i think it will be very exciting, lending to the excitement in cleveland. that's good or it because that's what we want. because it's going to be an exciting period of time. we have, we've done some awfully good work. i was just informed, it was certified out, that we've gotten more votes than anybody in the history of the republican primaries, and we still have i guess six or seven locations to go, states to go. and in the history, think of it. in to the history of this great party, we've gotten substantially more than anybody
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else, by millions. by millions more than anybody who's ever run. when you think dwight eisenhower and ronald reagan, everybody, we have the most votes by far. that's something, to me, that's very exciting. and overall it's just within a very exciting process. i think we're going to do very well. we have no idea what's going to happen on the democrat side, but they're certainly having difficulty. i don't like to see people having difficulty, but anybody has to have it, let it be them. and it's going to be very interesting. but i'm very proud to say we've gotten the most votes. also if you look at the overall primary, the amount of votes cast, that's also a record. so we've broken a lot of records in terms of the voters. our polling has come out, and the polls are doing very well. as you know, we're pretty much even and in some cases ahead of hillary.
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and i think we're going to have a very, very successful number of months. and i think it will all culminate in november, and we're going to make america great again, ok? so that's the way it is. does anybody have any questions? yes, yes. >> the last four months about questions -- yeah. who got that money? mr. trump: ok. ok. i'm glad you asked the question, because i have to tell you, i have raised a tremendous amount of money for the vets, almost $6 million, and more money is going to come in, i believe, over the next little while too.
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but i've raised almost $6 million. all of the money has been paid out. and i'm going to give it to you in a second. in fact, i brought a list just in case that question was asked. but the money has been paid out. i have been thanked by so many veterans' groups throughout the united states. one gentleman called me up recently crying that out of the blue he got a check for $100,000. but i've been thanked by so many groups, great veterans groups. outside you have a, groups. outside you have a few people picketing, they're sent by hillary clinton, and they're picketing that the money wasn't sent. the money's all been sent. i wanted to keep it private. if we could, we wanted to keep it private. because i don't think it's anybody's business if i want to send money to the vets. i raised close to $6 million. it'll probably be over that amount when it's all said and done. but as of this moment, it's $5.6 million. when it started, this started with a speech in iowa when i said let's raise some money for the vets. and it went up from a million dollars to $2 million to $3 million. and it now adds up to be almost $6 million and, again, i think we can even do better than that. but i will say that the press should be ashamed of themselves. and on behalf of the events, the -- the vets, press should be ashamed of themselves. they are calling me x. they are furious because i sent people checks of a lot of money, and i'm going to give you the names
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right now which is what you want. and instead of being like thank you very much, mr. trump, or trump did a good job, everyone said who got it, who got it, who got it, and you make me look very bad. i have never received such bad publicity for doing such a good job. so i will give you the names because that's what you want, right? ok. are you ready? i brought them here. it takes, because you have to vet, you know, much of this money was paid out very early. but you have to vet all of these different groups because these are many different groups. you have to go through a process. when you send checks for hundreds of thousands of dollars to people and to companies and to groups that you've never heard of, charitable organizations, you have to vet it. you send people out, you do a lot of work. now, most of the money went out quite a while ago. some of it went out more recently. but all of this has gone out, and i'll give you the names. are you ready?
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do you have your pad? and, again, i really think the press, look, the media, you know my opinion of the media, it's very low. i think the media is, frankly, made up of people in many cases, not in all cases, are not good people. but i think this is an example. and i just on behalf of all of the folks that have worked hard on this and all of the people that have made contributions including myself, i gave a million dollars, but i just want to tell you that there are so many people that are so thankful for what we did. one other thing that's important to know, it's zero dollars have been taken out for admistration. you know, when you go to a lot of these different groups, in this case zero dollars have been taken out for administration. so a lot of these companies that make a lot of money with doing the administration stuff. so no money, it cost zero dollars to accumulate all of this money, ok? so you have 22, and that's
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$200,000. you can call these people. that was another thing. a lot of the money when it was sent out, different people would call. i can tell you, i'm not going to mention anybody specifically, but there were a couple of people that were really disgusting. they'd call, and these vet groups, they don't get a lot of calls from the press. maybe some of them would keep quiet, or they didn't know, or they didn't want to talk to the press or they didn't feel comfortable. so if they didn't say they got the money, which they all did, 100%, all certified checks if anyone wants to see the
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certified checks. but rather or than saying could i see a certified check, they're not people that always talk to the press. many of them do talk to the press. i guess you found $2 million or $2.5 million. well, the number is $5.6 million, and it's going to possibly go above that because i believe some other people are coming in. ready? 22 kill got $200,000. now, these are checks that have been delivered, that have been cashed, that are now being used to help the vets. achilles international, great organization, $200,000. much of this money was paid a long time ago. american hero adventures, $100,000. americans for equal living, $100,000. america's vet dogs, the veteran k-9 corps inc., $75,000. amvets, $75,000. just so you understand, when i didn't do the fox debate, the one fox debate because i didn't think they treated me right, but actually they've been extremely
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fair over the last three or four months, i have to say that about fox, but when i didn't do that one event, the debate, i gave a speech. i didn't have to do this with the money for the vets, but i decided to because i thought it would be a good idea. and i had some very generous people, carl icahn gave half a million dollars, phil ruffin gave a million, ike perlmutter gave a million. we raised a lot of money, and i didn't have to do that. it would have been easier just to give the speech. and the problem with the press, what they do is they convince people like me not to do it, not to give money to different things because it's a lot easier that way. armed services, ymca of the united states, $75,000. bob woodruff family foundation inc., they do a good job, $75,000. central iowa shelter and services, these are all vet-related, $100,000. connected warriors inc., $75,000. disabled american veterans' charitable service trust,
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$115,000. fisher house foundation, great people, $115,000. folds of honor foundation, $200,000. foundation for american veterans, $75,000. freedom alliance, $75,000. green beret foundation, $350,000. hire heroes usa, $75,000. homes for our troops, $50,000. and just so you understand, we've got a long way to go. this money was raised during a little speech that i made rather than doing a debate. the one debate i missed. it was the lowest rated debate, by the way, but i won't say that. honoring america's warriors, $100,000. hope for the warriors, $65,000. intrepid fallen heroes fund, $175,000. k-9s for warriors, $50,000. liberty house, $100,000. marine corps law enforcement foundation, $1,100,000. i gave a million dollars to them. they're a great group. navy seal foundation, $465,000. knave marine corps, navy marine corps relief society, $75,000. new england wounded veterans inc., $75,000. operation home front, $65,000. partners for patriots, $100,000. project for patriots, and we're
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still vetting them, by the way, the check is ready to to go but they don't have all of their appropriate, in fact, we have down here will be released to them upon the receipt of the irs determination letter. it's the only one or, which we
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hear they're fantastic, but they have to give us that final document. this is what i mean by vetting. you have to have all the documents, otherwise you can't give them the money. project for patriots, $100,000. puppy jake foundation, $100,000. racing for heros inc., $200,000. support zooland soldiers, $100,000. task force dagger foundation, $50,000. the mission continues, $75,000. the national military family association inc., $75,000. veterans airlift command, $100,000. veterans count, $25,000.
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veterans in command inc., $150,000. vietnam veterans workshop inc., $75,000. warriors for freedom foundation, $50,000. and i believe we're going to have some more coming in. some friends of mine, some more coming in. and that adds up to $6 million, well, let's see, that adds up to $5,600,000 total, and we're going to have some more coming in. so that's it. [applause] now, thank you. thank you. every one of those checks has been passed other than the one check which is being held subject to their getting a final approval from the government. but every one of those checks has been passed. this is my check for a million dollars. we have many letters from the different groups thank us very
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much for the money. and they didn't ask, and i didn't ask people to be here today. i could have asked every one of the groups, unlike hillary who asked people to stand outside and say, oh, donald trump didn't give the money, nobody gave this kind of money. so i gave $5,600,000. more is coming in, probably tops the $6 million number. i never thought we were going to raise a million dollars when we started, and we ended up doing almost $6 million. so i have to tell you, the press is so dishonest and so unfair. a lot of the people behind me and some of the people over or here helped in vetting the various requests for money. and i just want to thank all of, just want to thank all of these people. yes. >> how did you prioritize -- mr. trump: yeah. >> how did you work through that? mr. trump: i wasn't too involved in picking the organizations other than i gave a million
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dollars to the marine, the law enforcement. they are fabulous people. they honored me last year at the waldorf astoria. i knew them. i was going to give to three groups, and we couldn't vet them quickly enough. so if you look at that number, the marine corps law enforcement foundation is a fabulous group. i didn't want to go through the process of having to that all those groups. because i wanted to make this out of the goodness of my heart i didn't want to do this with the press is all involved. then we said we would. then we said how much it was. when this started i think you were there. i said we could raise a million dollars. we ended up raising almost $6 million. and we will have more coming in
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over a period of time. >> [indiscernible] trump: i didn't want to have credit for it. what i got was worse than credit. they were questioning me. most of that money went out very early just so you understand. but a lot of these groups, getting vetted when you pay the money out you need government documentation. they need a lot of different things. plus, we want to find out if it is a good group. i had people reviewing statistics and numbers. also people from the military to find out whether the group was deserving of the money. we have given to groups that are unbelievable groups. i wish you could hear the phone calls and see the letters. they are so happy. i am happy to do it. i didn't want credit for it but was very unfair that the press said about us. yeah, go ahead. >> [indiscernible] : generally speaking,
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that is 100% true. >> [indiscernible] trump: i like scrutiny. but you know what? when i raise money -- excuse me. excuse me. i watched you on television. you are a real beauty. when i raise money for the veterans and it is a massive amount of money find out how much hillary clinton has done nothing for the veterans. nothing. i see a few guys standing out there. they don't even know what they are there for. hillary clinton's campaign sent them. it was one of you guys in the press that found out that they were with hillary. but i wasn't surprised. i don't want to get credit. but i shouldn't be lambasted. and remember this. so out of the almost $6 million that was raised not one penny did we take for the administration costs. that's unheard of. >> you did host a very public fundraiser.
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donald trump: how else am i going to raise the money? >> when you did this fundraiser, you did it televised -- [indiscernible] trump: and so i was criticized. i'm the only one in the world to raise $6 million for the veterans. i ended up being criticized by the press. i made a speech and during my speech i said i would raise money for the veterans. it turned out to be a lot of money, not a little money. i thought we could get to a million dollars it would be great. which it would've been. >> and then you repeatedly touted the fact that you raised millions. mr. trump: i do raise millions. >> the night of that iowa fundraiser you said you would raise $6 million.
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donald trump: i raised almost $6 million but more money is coming through. when we're finished it will probably be over the $6 million. i don't mind it coming from the opposition. >> to follow up a little bit on what jim was saying -- the press is also reflecting what your opposition is saying about you. mr. trump: i don't mind it coming from the opposition. what i do mind is when i raise all of this money and no renewal be over $5 million. here's the story. >> you are answering the questions now that we had back then. mr. trump: here's the story. i've been dealing with the press for a long time. i think the political press is among the most dishonest people i've ever met. i have to tell you that come ok. of course you are excluded, carl. you're in the middle.
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i think the political press -- i see the stories. i see the way they are couched. for instance, i went down this weekend to do rolling thunder. i was invited. i didn't have anything to do with it. we had a tremendous gathering of people. thousands of people. i joked that we would go from the jefferson memorial to the lincoln. i was joking. they said donald trump was disappointed. everybody knew i was joking. they said trump was very disappointed by the crowd. -- that it didn't go from jefferson to lincoln. millions of people. i was joking. they put it down a serious. they know i was joking. i'll give you another example. we had a -- the same event. it was roped off where you can only get so many people in there. there were a lot of people. i do know, 10,000, 50 thousand,
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maybe 25,000 people. they were people breaking the seams. gene washington, a man i like, one article that said they were 5000 people there were many times that. and you weren't allowed to have any more people. all these people with their motorcycles in parking lots and they were waiting for me as i'm going by. the later minute. -- but wait a minute. the point is law enforcement didn't allow you to have any more people. i had a tremendous crowd that was the biggest crowd you could have had. because it was all cordoned off. you weren't allowed to have more. you are not have any more people than they had. so instead of saying trump made a speech in front of a packed crowd, they said trump made a speech and he was disappointed because i didn't have millions of people going from jefferson to washington. give me a break. it is dishonesty. >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: this is why the veterans believe. this is a group i gave money to.
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he just showed up i just saw him. i could've asked all these groups to come. i didn't want to do that. i am not looking for credit. what i don't want is when i raise millions of dollars to have people say, like this sleazy guy right over here from abc. he's a sleaze. in my book. you are a sleaze because you know the facts and you know the facts well. >> thank you mr. trump. first of all, for the record, i'm a state representive from new hampshire. 22 years in the marine corps. what i want to clarify is that i would never in a million years put my name on the candidate who did not look me in the eye and tell me he was concerned about veterans. that's donald trump. i met him over a year ago. i get involved with many fundraisers. there are many scam artists out there.
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he did the right thing by betting these groups there. if you look at some of these groups you give them $.20 $.40 on the dollar and they take nice lavish trips. he gave 100%. the liberal media is the only ones who've been calling the foundations. i'm the former chairman. i've been dealing with this stuff for years. stop using veterans as political pawns. you've got a guy outside, mccoy, do a google search on his facebook. he's out there working for clinton. they are using veterans as political pawns. it must stop. donald trump is doing this for the heart. you are all focused on the way he's raising money and you're not looking at the 22 veterans are killing themselves every day. you are not concerned about the thousands of veterans that are on wait lists. look at his plan on his website. trump talks about medical costs. he talks about fixing the v.a.. he talks about competition.
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i think the liberal media -- and i've been dealing with the liberal media for a long time. get your head out of your butt! focus on the real issues. thank you. [applause] mr. trump: what i did is -- i didn't ask al -- i've gotten to know a little bit from new hampshire we had great victories. he showed up this morning because he was upset and many of the other groups are very upset. they received a hundred thousand dollars in the mail they didn't even know what was for. me, heartfelt letters. -- it was from me, heartfelt letters. the bad part about it the dishonesty of the media is that people like me will be inclined not to do it anymore. why should you raise $5.6
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million and i think we will go over 6 million pretty easily will be said that we started this out as a small project. less than a million dollars. it just kept mushrooming and building. but nobody talks about that. we raised $5.6 million we had so many happy groups and happy veterans and i see these guys, these hillary clinton people outside. they don't know the extent. they probably figured based on reading the press that donald trump didn't raise this kind of money. but we raised a lot. i will be raising more. and i will be sending it to other people as we go along. >> [indiscernible] trump: it is a complicated process, yes. >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: no, it doesn't. the government approves different groups for a lot of reasons.
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it's also speaking to other veterans. i don't want to send a $250,000 check to a group that we don't know about. it's called vetting. >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: it is bothersome because i love the veterans. i worked hard for them. as you can see, i've given a lot of money and raised a lot of money for them. i think when the press portrays it differently the press is being very dishonest. i don't like dishonesty. not you. go ahead. >> [indiscernible] trump: jeff sessions. >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: jeff sessions is a fantastic man. he is one of the most highly respected people in the united states senate. jeff sessions is a person that i believe ted cruz has the most respect for. i think ted cruz thought he
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would get an endorsement from him. jeff sessions had never endorsed a presidential candidate before. as many years as he has been in the senate. he is somebody that i would consider. absolutely. he is a fantastic person. yeah, go ahead. >> animal activists are outraged that they killed this gorilla. donald trump: it is a very tough call. it was amazing because there were moments where the gorilla was holding the child and it was like a mother holding a baby. looked so beautiful and calm. and there were moments where it looked pretty dangerous. i don't think they had a choice. probably didn't have a choice. you have a young child in danger. it's too bad there wasn't another way. i thought it was so beautiful to watch that powerful, almost 500 pound gorilla the way he helped with that little boy.
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it just takes one second. it just takes one little flick of his finger and i will tell you they probably had no choice. >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: go ahead. [indiscernible] >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: i'm in favor of fixing the v.a. health care. that is one of the great catastrophes in this country. look at what is happening in phoenix in different places throughout the country where they are catching people stealing from it. and they don't even fire them. people are waiting five days or six days online. they are dying while they wait on line. i'm in favor of if they can't get to a doctor within a reasonable period of time they're going to go see a doctor and the country is going to pay for it. they can go to a private doctor or a public hospital but someplace they can take care of them immediately. we are losing thousands of people waiting on lines for
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-- waiting on line. veterans administration is run by obama just as incompetently as he is running our country. look at the tsa at the airports. look at that. just take a look at that. that is like the veterans administration. nothing in our country works anymore. it is a mess. and maybe that's why i am doing so well in the polls. it doesn't have to be privatization. what has to be is when somebody is online and they say the seven-day wade that person is going to walk over across the street to a private doctor who will take care of him and the government will pay the bill. and by the way, that will be a lot less expensive. that's going to be a lot less expensive than once going on now. these people are living in hell. hillary clinton said the veterans administration is working just fine. at the head of it, macdonald, he said waiting in line is not bad it's like disney world.
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these are the kind of people we have running things. it's ridiculous. they. >> [indiscernible] americans say hillary clinton should stay in the race even if she [indiscernible] what, davidou know , that is their choice. you have a party called the democrats they are going to have to make that choice. i think it is probably going to be her because it is rigged. a few people will say i came up with the term rigged. i used it for myself except i won by such big margins. the whole system is rigged on both sides. same with the republicans, just not as obvious. the democrats with their superdelegates is ridiculous. i think that they are going to have to make that determination. if you're asking me who i would prefer to run against. >> [indiscernible]
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do you think she committed a felony? mr. trump: i think what she did was very bad. a lot of people have done a lot less than her and their lives were destroyed. >> a lot of questions about trump university. mr. trump: i think that's fine. go ahead. >> also challenging the credibility -- mr. trump: the judge has been very unfair, he's done a very bad job. i will win the trump university case. i am already doing it as far as i'm concerned. i don't care. why antagonize him? because i don't care. i have a judge who is very unfair and you will see it in court documents. >> why? mr. trump: the judge is very very unfair. he knows it's unfair. i will win the trump university case. i could settle the case. i could've settled it. i choose not to. when i ran they said why didn't you settle the case? i don't want to settle the case.
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because you know what? because i am a man of principle. most of the people that took those courses have letters saying they felt it was great. essentially. it was good. it was great. and you know what? when they are on the stand and you say how come you signed a letter saying the trump university was so good. the woman that was the original plaintiff in the case, they went to the court and the judge allowed her to get out of the case. the case should have been dropped at that point. they wanted her dismissed from the case. you know why? she was deposed. she was such a bad witness that we would win the case easily. she is on tape saying unbelievably good things about trump university. they didn't want her anymore because she is a disaster for them. they went to the judge and they said your honor we would like to have her not to be a participant in the case anymore. he said oh that's ok. she's the start of the case. she has also to beautiful
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statements about it and she is on tape saying how great trump university is. they don't want her. i wouldn't want her either. i could settle that case any time. i can sell that case. i don't want to. yeah, go ahead. >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: yeah. >> [indiscernible] why are you supporting now? mr. trump: because we are down the line. you can't win as an independent. you cannott part, get in texas and various other states. so texas is out. you can even get on the ballot on places. you will not have supreme court justices. there could be as many as four or five. that's over. bill kristol is the one. he's the last one. don't forget. he said trump would never run. he's not a smart person. he said donald trump will never
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run. remember? do you remember? i actually blame you. why do you put this guy on television? i see him on the different shows. he has no credibility. he said i won't run. he said if i run i will not do well. and if i run, this and that. he looks like such a fool. he's practically crying because he can't justify it. now he comes out with a tweet over the weekend over memorial day weekend it sounds like he's going to put some of you. desperate somebody up. even i thought it. i thought they would find some indy. now he comes out with something saying he was a was kidding. these people are losers. he's trying to make you, drive you a little bit nuts. if they do an indy, which i , although heent couldn't be somebody decent because it would look like fools. what you do is, if they do run an independent when you have is you lose the election for the
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republicans and therefore you lose the supreme court. you have a group of people put on the supreme court that this country will never ever recover. it will never be the same. >> [indiscernible] trump: no, i didn't say that. i said bill kristol is a loser. and i'll tell you why, carl. he has called every single one wrong. he says i'm going to lose this day, i win in a landslide. i didn't say everybody. many good but i didn't say everybody. bill kristol is a loser. his magazine is failing as you know. i don't think it even survives. it's getting some free publicity. but bill kristol i've been , watching this for two years. trump is not going to run. we go to new hampshire. oh, he's not going to win enhancer. i won new hampshire ind a landslide. i win in a landslide. do you think maybe he doesn't like me? one or two more questions. yeah, go ahead.
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>> [indiscernible] mr. trump: ok. >> [indiscernible] stop beating up on republicans. he goes on to say -- 30% of the vote. [indiscernible] mr. trump: that's wrong. i didn't get 30% of the vote. my last one was 78%. i didn't get 30%. >> how can you unite the party when you're criticizing people? mr. trump: here's the way i look at it. when i have something was not my side -- by the way, i have gotten a lot of applause from the press. in terms of the achievement because the republican party is really well unified. people that you would've never thought possible are now saying i support donald trump. remember that. we'll talk about that too much. how fast the republican party's healing.
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it is a healing process. that was a rough campaign. i don't know fred malek. i can say this. the real story is how fast we are getting together. if i have a republican who is not on my side, why should i be nice to that person? i'm not going to go after them like i would hillary or crazy bernie. i have no obligation. why should i be nice to that person? politically i may be right i may be wrong. but that's who i am. i'm a very honest person. if somebody's going to say something negative about me if they have to be republican i may choose to have them back. -- if they happen to be republican, i may choose to hit to them back. not always. i may choose to hit them back. >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: i'm not a fan of mitt romney. mitt romney lost an election
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that he should have won. if you read the front page of the wall street journal he looks like a fool. i am not a fan of mitt romney. just so you understand. i raised a lot of money for mitt romney. i made robocalls for him. i made speeches for him. he let us down. if you read the front page of the wall street journal this weekend. mitt romney looks like a fool. why would i say something good about mitt romney? >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: she was not nice and i was fine, just a little bit of the jab. but she wasn't nice. and you think i'm going to change? i'm not changing. including with her. one more. >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: bob dole is a fan of mine. bob dole endorsed me. don't tell me about bob dole. >> [indiscernible] mr. trump gary johnson got 1% of : the vote last time. i watched that whole situation and it was disgraceful. i think he is a fringe candidate. you want to know the truth. i look at him and i watch his motions and i watch what he says. i think he is a fringe
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candidate. weld,ur second, you know, when you do a little research on him you will find he will not be a factor. >> [indiscernible] i think you set a new bar today [indiscernible] mr. trump: not all of you just many of you. not you david. >> is this what it is going to be like when you are president? mr. trump: yes, it is. yes, it is going to be like this, david. let me say something. i'm a person, yes it is going to be like this, david. half of you are amazed that i raised all this money. when the press writes false stories like they did with the veterans because about half of you are amazed that i raised all this money. if the press writes false stories like they did where i wanted to keep a low profile. i didn't want the credit for raising all this money for the veterans. more money is coming in. i wasn't looking for the credit. but i had no choice but to do this because the press was saying i didn't raise any money. there is a vetting process that we had to go through.
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probably more than $6 million will come in. when i raise $5.6 billion and more is coming in this is going -- $5.6 million as of today and more is coming in this is going to phenomenal groups. i have many people vetting the people that are getting the money. working hard. and we have to read stories probably libelous stories certainly close in the newspapers and people know the stories are false. i'm going to continue to attack the press. look i find the press to be , extremely dishonest. the political press is unbelievably dishonest. i will say that. ok thank you all very much. ,thank you. [applause]
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>> madam secretary, we will give 72 of our delegate votes to the next president of the united states. ♪ [cheers and applause] ♪ announcer: c-span's "washington
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journal" recently visited laredo, texas and learned about trade across the border. over 300 million commercial conveyances. the port of entry alone, with over 2 million trucks, $115 billion in trade. that translates a little over 6000 trucks today are coming through this lot here customs and border protection employees, enforcement strategies that includes advanced information. we use that information to identify the higher risk
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conveyances that we want to dedicate our resources to. it's really -- even before the shipment gets to the border, it's about working with our state borders, our other government agency partners, our trusted trade importers, custom trade partnerships against terrorism, partners to make sure they are employee there -- veryyee very -- employing secure controls. risk assess it. we determine what needs to be examined. the shipment is released. even when the shipment is released, or job hasn't ended. we still look at paperwork after fact, the- after the post-entry review, making sure the goods are in compliance with all the u.s. government rules and regulations. laws andces regulations of 40 other federal
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agents. year, $271 million in fees collected. >> our user fees different? -- are user fees different? >> that goes into the general you that helps to pay, know, offset the costs of our exams and otherwise, our operations. >> the money from the duties they go to the treasury? >> that's correct. the general coffers. we see a lot of of different commodities. some of the highest volume -- automobiles, automobile parts, medical devices, computer equipment, telecommunications equipment. i would also say we are seeing more and more agricultural goods. throughout the field office,
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especially in the rio grande fruits here we see investor buzz coming across as well. we have textile products as well. vegetablesruits and coming across as a. we have textile products as well. -- across as well. we have textile products as well. >> does it ever slowdown? not really. there are some seasonal peaks and troughs. but it is pretty steady throughout the year. when the holidays roll around and everybody kind of takes a chance to take a deep breath. even over the christmas holidays, we still had significant volume coming across. it is a 355-day a year operation. journal": "washington
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looking at immigration issues on wednesday here on c-span. libertarian gary johnson now from today's "washington journal." the former new mexico governor talks about his candidacy. this is 40 minutes. >> "washington journal" continues. host: joining us from new york is gary johnson, former governor of new mexico. good morning. pedro.good morning, host: tell us about your philosophy of governance and what it means to you if you wear to become -- if you were to become president of united states. guest: i would stand for smaller government. the notion that government is too big and it taxes too much. it